Matching you to the right destination and the right venue.

Famils

Famil  [Fah-mill] noun;

  1. Short for familiarisation program, it is an opportunity for people to experience a region, product or package.

 A famil is the best way to really understand a venue and destination. 

Whether your event brief requires an upmarket private dining room, a boardroom with a view, a venue with a local produce menu, or even a ‘secret’ venue for a product launch, we can help.

Our famil program allows you to explore the venues and the destination for yourself. Meet the suppliers, taste the food, hit the shops and dip your toes into the water.

Upcoming Famils

There are currently no famils.
To be notified of any future famils, please email us at carla@theconferenceshop.com.au

Virtual Site Inspections

Uluru For Business Events

 

Home to one of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks and natural wonders of the world, Uluru is truly a one-of-a-kind destination for events.

This region has dry, sunny weather all year round however, like the rest of the Northern Territory it can get very hot in the summertime. So for ideal conditions, visit Uluru between May and September, when the maximum temperature during the day is usually between 20°C and 30°C.

Did you know... The majestic Uluru is 600 million years old and sits at 348 metres tall – that’s 48 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower!

 

Snapshot of Uluru & surrounds

Getting There 

  • The Uluru region has its own airport – Ayers Rock/Connellan Airport. There are regular direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide, and Alice Springs.
  • Uluru to Alice Springs takes around 4.5 hours by car.

 

Highlights of the region

  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) is the main attraction and is particularly beautiful to experience at sunrise or sunset.
  • Kata Tjuta (also known as the Olgas)
  • Indigenous cultural tours and experiences (check out the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre).
  • Kings Canyon and the Watarrka National Park
  • A great range of tours to explore the region including helicopter, motorcycle, camel rides, segway or walking tours.
  • Clear night skies – perfect for dinner under the stars.
  • Unique Australian fauna and flora

 

Venues and Accommodation

There is a surprisingly vast range of accommodation options in the region to suit events of all sizes and budgets. For example, 5 Star Sails in the Desert Hotel is one of the larger options with numerous event facilities and 228 rooms and suites to choose from. Or for something a little different try luxury glamping at Longitude 131 where you can enjoy views of Uluru from your bed. A fantastic option for corporate incentives!

For help finding the perfect venue for your Uluru event, send us your event requirements today.

 

Business Events Grants

The Northern Territory Business Events Support Fund (NTBESF) is currently providing funding for some events held in this region. To find out if your event is eligible or for assistance in the application process, feel free to contact us directly.

Would you like to know more?

For more information on the Uluru region or for help with venue sourcing please contact us here

The Tweed and Far North Coast business events

 

For our first destination famil we head to the far north corner of NSW to explore the Tweed and Far North Coast. This spectacular region is characterised by a mix of picturesque coastal towns, riverside villages, and lush hinterland valleys. With a sub-tropical climate and a very mild winter, this region is wonderful to visit all year round.

Did you know... the town Tweed Heads is sometimes referred to as the place where you can change time zones – even celebrating New Year twice within an hour by crossing the street into QLD!

 

Snapshot of the Tweed & Far North Coast 

Getting There 

  • Gold Coast Airport is just a 10 minute drive to Tweed Heads and offers daily domestic and international connections.
  • Ballina Byron Airport is a 45 minute drive and has daily services to and from Sydney and Melbourne
  • Public Transport, bus, and coach access is plenty with services available via Greyhound Australia, Premier Motor Services, and New South Wales Trainlink

 

Highlights of the region

  • River cruises and canoe trails
  • World Heritage-listed rainforests, mountain ranges, and scenic lookouts.
  • Picturesque coastal towns with a thriving café and restaurant scene.
  • Local food producers (tropical fruit, cheese, craft beer, gin, coffee)
  • Vibrant art community and attractions

 

Venues and Accommodation

The region has a vast range of event venues to suit conferences and events of any size. From large, purpose-built facilities like Twin Towns Conference & Event Centre to smaller, unique venues such as local distilleries and restaurants.

There are also many accommodation options to choose from in the Tweed, like Peppers Salt Resort & Spa and Mantra Salt Beach Kingscliff just to name a few!

For help finding the perfect venue for your event, send us your event requirements today.

 

Would you like to know more?

For more information or assistance in planning an event in this region, please give us a call on (02) 4861 5973 or you can contact us here

Bangalay Luxury Villas, South Coast

Set amongst the pristine backdrop of the coastal national park and Shoalhaven Heads golf course, Bangalay Luxury Villas is a peaceful seaside sanctuary.

Located an easy two-hour drive south of Sydney, this boutique property is home to the award-winning Bangalay Dining restaurant and has a number of signature South Coast experiences both onsite and nearby. So if you’re planning a high-end retreat, incentive, or a board meeting outside of the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the perfect venue for you.

The property features:

  • 14 x one bedroom and 2 x two bedroom self-contained luxury villas with air-conditioning, gas fireplaces, north facing private decks, under-floor heating and luxe Aspar products. (Additional Beach House accommodation available if required)
  • Heated swimming pool and picturesque landscaped gardens
  • Award-winning Bangalay Dining bar & restaurant with exclusive-use packages for up to 120 guests. (Minimum spend applies)
  • Conference facilities and high-speed WiFi
  • Customised, original, team-building itinerary assistance
  • Onsite Event Coordinator
  • Private transport to local attractions and venues (conditions apply)
  • Two minute walk to Seven Mile Beach and Shoalhaven Golf Course
  • Accessible accommodation and mobility aids

Enquire about this property

Pullman Magenta Shores, Central Coast

Located just 90 minutes from Sydney and only 20 minutes north of Terrigal, Pullman Magenta Shores Resort is a 5-star golf, spa and corporate retreat resort offering apartment-style accommodation and a unique beachfront setting for conferences and events on the Central Coast.

The Pullman Magenta Shores features:

  • 50 modern, spacious apartment style accommodation rooms including: studio apartments and one, two, three and four bedroom villas.
  • Barretts Restaurant and Shallows Bar
  • 7 spacious meeting rooms filled with natural light and capacity for everything from 11 guests in a boardroom up to 400 guests for stand-up cocktail
  • Award winning Vie Spa offering 6 luxurious treatment rooms
  • Two outdoor swimming pools, indoor heated pool, steam room, fitness centre and two tennis courts
  • 18 hole championship golf course
  • On site free car parking
  • Direct beach access to Magenta Beach

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Latest Famil Wrap-ups

Crown Sydney famil wrap-up

Crown Sydney famil wrap-up

Six Sydney event planners, along with The Conference Shop hosts and the Crown Sydney team, met in the lobby of the hotel to kick off an exciting site inspection of Sydney’s newest hotel.